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Agnieszka Nabrdalik

She graduated in Philosophy and Sociology from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. After moving to Warsaw, she began working as a journalist. She was a staff writer for daily and weekly press, readily contributing reportage from Poland and other countries of the Eastern Bloc. She co-directed a documentary on sex reassignment therapy that was given an honorable mention at HotDocs in Toronto and was later shown at Zachęta National Gallery of Art.
She began working as a freelance writer a year ago. She participated in the workshop on the Romani culture in the context of social inequality and attended training for non-fiction writers at the Polish Institute of Reportage.
The project on the concentration camp survivors turned out to be her vocation. “It is a subject that absorbed me completely. As long as it continues, it is difficult to say what will happen next. For me, it could go on forever. Unfortunately, its participants are passing away and now our main task is not to come too late.”

Meeting Irena Ekert

Agnieszka, Maciek and Irena Ekert

 

Maciek Nabrdalik

Nabrdalik is a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology.
He gave up Computer Science for his greatest passion, photography, which he took up professionally in 2001. Nabrdalik began working in the U.S., shooting for local newspapers, and worked as an assistant at photo shoots for world-acclaimed fashion magazines.
In 2003, he was hired by a major Polish daily as a staff photographer covering national and international news.
In 2007, Nabrdalik quit his newspaper and began working as a freelancer. In 2008, he joined the VII Mentor Program, between 2010-2011 he was a part of VII Network and since 2011 he is a member of VII Photo.
Although Nabrdalik often works in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, his main concentration is on sociological changes in Eastern Europe.
Nabrdalik is based in Warsaw, Poland and has been assigned to cover stories for Smithsonian, Newsweek (Poland), Polityka, The Wall Street Journal among others.
In 2012 he was awarded with a grant from Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to continue his project on Nazi camps survivors worldwide.
Same year Nabrdalik won Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant for the project called “Ecominc Migrations”

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Awards:

2012 Polish Press Agency Ryszard Kapuscinski Award
2012 Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Grant, France
2012 The Best of Photojournalism, USA, HM in Enterprise Picture Story
2012 BZWBK Press Foto, 1st in Civilisation picture story
2011 Pictures of the Year International, Feature Picture Story, 1st prize
2011 The Best of Photojournalism, USA, 1 place in Road to Office Picture Story
2011 The Best of Photojournalism, USA, 1 place, single in The Road to Office
2011 Grand Press Photo, 2nd prize, in People picture story
2011 Grand Press Photo, 2nd prize, in Daily Life picture story
2011 BZWBK Press Foto, 2nd prize, in People story
2011 BZWBK Press Foto, HM in Civilisation picture story
2010 Grand Press Photo, People, Series, 1st prize
2010 NPPA the Best of Photojournalism 2010, USA, 3rd prize in Portrait Series
2008 BZWBK Press Photo (Poland), 2nd prize in Sport Series
2008 finalist of NY Photo Festival Awards 2008, USA.
2007 Grand Press Photo, Picture of the Year 2007 in Poland (Grand Prix)
2007 Grand Press Photo, 1st prize in News of the Year
2007 Press Photography Contest (Poland), 2nd prize in News
2006 Grand Press Photo, HM in People